Housing development plans for Udney Park divide Teddington residents and local sports clubs

London's housing crisis is putting increased pressure on local councils to allow property developers to build on green spaces.  Take the proposed developments at Udney Park in Teddington, for example.  In 2015, the land was sold by Imperial College London to Quantum Group, a “retirement living specialist”, who plan to build 107

Donald Trump, the NFL and the Philadelphia Eagles: a sport brought to the brink by politics

In the words of former U.S. speed-skater Eric Heiden, "sports and politics don't mix.”  But during the time that Donald Trump has been United States President, we’ve seen players called “son’s of b*****s” by Trump, players filing lawsuits against the league over allegations of collusion and new rules implemented by the

“It’s been great being on a similar journey with teammates I’ve known for years”: Surrey’s Ollie Pope on his hot start to the cricket season and sharing a dressing room with friends

Despite the fledgling County Cricket season, there have already been a number of noteworthy incidents.  We’ve seen Peter Siddle bowling in a beanie. We’ve seen the aforementioned beanie-wearing Siddle break Rilee Rossouw's bat in quite hilarious fashion.  And we’ve also seen the coming-of-age of a young Surrey team that are ready to

“The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was the mental limitations I put on myself after my injury”: Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols on her recovery from her injury and competing in summer and Winter Olympics

The stereotypical tale of a sport-stars journey from plucky youngster to international megastar is one that we have become accustomed to. The overwhelming amount of original stories of individuals in sports makes it even more impressive when one of these stories stands out to the reader.  And this was the case when

“I think we all enjoy the pressure and play better when it’s on”: Team England’s Daryl Selby on Gold Coast 2018, his successful family and the English rivalry

It’s not very often that England go into an international sports tournament where they are actually the favourites. But for Team England’s squash team, there has been a track record of success at the Commonwealth Games.  They have won eight golds since its incorporation into the Games in 1998 - one behind

“I moved away when I was 16 to try and get the training I needed to improve”: Team Wales’ Charlotte Carey on table tennis in Wales, Gold Coast 2018 and her long commute to work

Being the best in your country at a particular sport can sometimes come with overwhelming pressures.  And attending your third straight Commonwealth Games could bring extra pressure as well.  But for Charlotte Carey, Team Wales’ Women's Table Tennis No. 1, the pressure is what it’s all about. “Of course there's pressure of being

“It’s a shame for all the home nations that judo is not in this year’s Commonwealth Games”: Natalie Powell on judo’s omission from Gold Coast 2018, being No.1 in the world and the future of judo

The Commonwealth Games are usually a time for happiness and excitement as it offers an excellent viewing platform for athletes that may not usually get that sort of attention. But for Natalie Powell, Gold Coast 2018 just won’t have the same attraction to her. Powell won a gold medal while competing for

“What drove me was so many people saying I couldn’t do it”: Baxter ‘The One-Armed Bandit’ Humby on fighting with a disability and winning world titles

There are many people all over the world who hold aspirations of competing in combat sports at a high level but, like all top-class sports, it is extremely difficult to reach the top. So imagine trying to become the world champion in a combat sport without the use of your right

“The way I was born was the greatest gift I’ve ever been given”: Kyle Maynard on his achievements and living with a disability

It is not often that you come across people that genuinely make you sit back and say: “Wow. That is truly amazing.” Well that was the overwhelming emotion that I experienced when I discovered Kyle Maynard. Maynard has achieved some extraordinary things in his life, ranging from winning 36 wresting matches in